Monday, November 15, 2010

I can't believe he's 4.

Joseph.  You are four.  I am having a hard time lately with how quickly the time is passing.  It feels like yesterday that you were born.  Graham was only 4 1/2 when you were born.  We had 4 boys, 4 and under. And it felt like nothing, mostly because you made it so easy on us.  That was such a sweet winter.  We went everywhere together for a full year.  You were so easy to take along, and so I just did (Nathan lost this privilege about 1 month into his life).  Just this morning, you crawled into bed with us and said to Chris, "I don't like you because you're not a girl."  FUNNY!  You are so funny!  I love spending my days with you.

On his birthday, we went to the park and celebrated with doughnuts.

Then we went to the zoo.  Totally unplanned.

I was scared taking this photo.  Spiders are not my favorite.  But obviously I am still alive.

Jopie fully loving his birthday and being the center of attention.

After naptime was a special date with his friend, Avalon.

They have such a sweet little friendship.

After their birthday dinner at Chik-Fil-A...

We headed to Sonic for 1/2 price cream slushes.  Don't they look like a little old couple reading the paper together?

Nothing like the glow of the Sonic neon lights to make (that make was for you, Krista) good pictures.

I especially love this one of her.
But it might have been better if I would have wiped the ketchup off her face first.

A couple days later we ate your cake with these friends.

I don't know that Jopie was particularly fond of Finley helping him blow out his candles.

But even so, a good 4th birthday it was.


nikki said...

i will alert avalon ryan anderson that she has made the blog. she will be quite excited. good thing he likes girls- avalon told me yesterday that they were getting married...

Julie Ann Fee said...

hey hey hey....i thought nora was supposed to be with joseph! who is this other chic moving in?
happy happy birthday sweet little boy!
Jesse is going to be 2 on sunday....i already told sean not to expect anything from me but bucket loads of tears. i'm pretty sure i will be a mess!

Krista said...

Sweet, sweet boy. I will never forget lake weekend with Jopie. I think I sat and stared at him once. Amazing. And Sarah, you "make" great pictures.